During the 3-year residency programme, the artists chosen to be part of Moving Identities will visit the residencies hosted by the venue partners. Here, you can read a bit more about the venues in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Norway, and Spain.
Nau Ivanow is a space of welcome, accompaniment, research and innovation; a haven where companies will find the warmth needed to work unhurriedly and in good conditions. Residencies are the main focus of what we do. Our aim is to provide decent working conditions, always accompanying the artists and providing them with the resources they need. Nau Ivanow’s projects are underpinned by three major working axes: creation, accompaniment and work with the territory. And all of them with one common denominator: internationalization, which permeates each and every one of our projects.
The purpose of UP is to develop and upskill the independent performing arts throughout Denmark. We define the free and independent performing arts as individuals, collectives and companies who work professionally with performance and primarily for and with independent performance groups, project supported companies, and lesser established theatres. Often without permanent access to a stage or a venue.
HELLERAU acts as an interdisciplinary and international centre for dance, performance, music, theatre, media art and visual arts. HELLERAU offers spaces for productions, festivals, concerts performances, exhibitions and discourse, cooperates with various regional cultural partners and is firmly connected internationally. HELLERAU’s residency program offers opportunities for artistic research, production and encounters.
Kunstplaats Vonk is a studio and residency space for visual and performance arts in Hasselt and Genk, Belgium. At their 3 buildings they support artists with artistic feedback, an international network, presentation opportunities, studio-space and a financial contribution (for the residencies).
Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts is a hub and a gathering point in Northern Norway for the professional independent Performing Arts community. The organization is a laboratory for new ideas, artistic research, and an open space where different cultures are cared for. We challenge hegemonic thinking and support cross-sectorial artistic working and thinking. We are staff of 11 curios people, we are placed in Hammerfest, Tromsø and Bodø and we are a space that offers residency, laboratories and producer services.
Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL) is a dance performance and development center in Tallinn, Estonia. STL’s vision is to focus on contemporary dance art in its various forms of expression. In addition to performances, they host workshops, creative residencies, educational lectures, the platform Premiere for up- and coming choreographers, and the artist platform Greenfield. The stage room is 154 m2 and can be used as a black box or a white box.
Vaba Lava is a unique theatre/production house and performing arts centre. A theatre created as a meeting place for freelance creatives to meet and bring their ideas to life. The daily work is to create international theatre projects involving freelancers from Estonia and abroad. The foundation Vaba Lava provides opportunities for independent performing arts companies in Estonia, and to promote international cooperation through joint projects, co-productions, workshops, and seminars. From 2018 Vaba Lava has a Performing Arts Center in Narva, the city on the eastern border. The center provides 3 stages, hostel, stage/light/video/sound equipment, administrative and technical team.
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